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Next PRCC Meeting:  Monday, January 27, 2020 @ 7 PM --> FMI: View Calendar

******* PRCC MEETING MONDAY 1/27 *******

The PRCC's January meeting will be at the Portland Club at 156 State St. on Monday 1/27. Our guest speaker this month is TBD.



State law requires each municipal party committee to caucus every two years in even-numbered years. This year Portland Republicans will caucus (along with South Portland Republicans) in South Portland at the South Portland Community Center (21 Nelson Rd, South Portland) in the Senior Room on Saturday, February 8 from 8 AM to 11 AM.  Among the orders of business will be to elect delegates and alternates to the State GOP Convention, set for May in Augusta.  We also anticipate having various speakers and other social activities.  More details to follow!



The Portland Republican City Committee is holding a joint happy hour event with the South Portland GOP on Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at  Willow's Restaurant in South Portland at 740 Broadway. Come enjoy the libation of your choice with current and prospective members of the PRCC and the South Portland GOP and learn about ways to get involved with your fellow Republicans in the city.


Lincoln Club Dinner Announces Senator Susan Collins as the Keynote Speaker - note the date change – to Friday, February 7, 2020

 On Friday, February 7, 2020 (no snow date) The Lincoln Club will hold its 135th Annual Lincoln Dinner in Portland, Maine. These dinners are held every year around the country in honor of our 16th President and one of the Republican Party’s great heroes, Abraham Lincoln.  Many elected officials and candidates have been invited.  Senator Susan Collins is the keynote speaker! She has confirmed and will give her presentation during dessert.

 Our Guest Minister will be Reverend Jeff McIlwain, Chaplain: Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, Pastor: North Star A.M.E. Zion Church, Newington, NH.  Congressman Bruce Poliquin will be joining us, weather permitting, and will recognize the 2019 winner of the Lincoln Club Scholarship, Abigail Foss of Windham, who is attending USM. Captain Matt Bray of the 3rd Maine Regiment, Company A will also be attendance in uniform. You will hear from all of them during the evening’s festivities.

 The Business Women’s Republican Club (the late Cora Brown’s group) has promoted supporting our local businesses for more than 75 years. Many of the sponsors are long-time Portland & South Portland small businesses who serve our community and employ many local workers to help keep Portland a vital economic force. Come help us thank our multi-generational businesses for their support of The Lincoln Club and also for their continuing support of Portland’s economy.

 The dinner will be held at the Italian Heritage Center located on Outer Congress Street, behind the Westgate Shopping Center in Portland. There will be a cocktail hour/cash bar will begin at 6:00 PM with The New York Buffet Dinner which includes a carving station with Prime Rib, Chicken Marsala, Shrimp Scampi, and a vegetarian dish along with salads and side dishes starts at 7:00 PM. The lecture will be presented during the dessert. Tickets are $50 or $80 per couple (you say who is a couple) which includes a membership card and can be purchased by contacting any of the members of the committee, or there will be a limited number of tickets at the door. (FMI: Jim Nicholas 207-767-3030 at his office; Steve Scharf 207-415-4662, Marilyn Amoroso 207-749-0054, or Barbara Harvey 207-837-2400.

 Tickets must be purchased from one of the aforementioned Lincoln Club members to assure that there will be enough room.  We accept cash or checks and there is an ATM at the Italian Heritage Center.



Chairman:  Josh Kelton

Vice Chairman:  vacant

Secretary:  James Roberts

Treasurer:  Peter Doyle

Finance Chair:  vacant

Program Chair:  Stuart Tisdale

Appointed Members of Exec. Team

Liaison to State Committee: Barbara Harvey

Technology Chair:  Sue Abercrombie

Voter Enrollment Chair:  vacant

Immediate Past Chair: Peter Doyle

Portland Members of the Cumberland County Republican Committee

Elected Members:

Sue Abercrombie

Peter Doyle

Tom Elliman

Mark Kilburn

Steven Scharf

Stuart Tisdale

vacancies (8)

Ex Officio Members: 

Josh Kelton (PRCC Chair)

Barbara Harvey (State Committee member from Cumberland County)


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